17 Dec '11, 1am

Don't dismiss menstrual pain, says NUH study

Women who suffer from painful menstrual cramps should no longer dismiss them as normal that-time-of-the-month occurrences. A National University Hospital (NUH) study has found that pain during menstruation could be a sign of endometriosis, a condition in which cells from the lining of the womb, or uterus, grow in other parts of the body. This most commonly happens in the ovaries and back of the uterus, but can also occur in the bladder, bowel and rectum. Endometriosis can cause inflammation and the formation of scar tissue, leading to pain, irregular bleeding and, in severe cases, infertility. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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